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Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar

The Avenue, Durham DH1 4DX England
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#16 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Farnley Tower Guesthouse is a prominent Victorian mansion, renowned for its architecture and history. With 17 comfortable En suite rooms, individually designed with some having beautiful views of the Castle, Cathedral and Countryside views. Our patio area overlooking the garden is a perfect way to relax, unwind and enjoy an evening meal with a selection of wines, cocktails and draught beers at our onsite Restaurant and Bar, Holi and Bhang, specialising in authentic Indian cuisine. Free onsite Car parking (Subject to availability) Freshly Cooked Breakfast included in the Room Rate Complimentary Wi-Fi onsite. Well behaved Dogs are Welcome (charges apply) Farnley Tower is just a short walk from the historic captivating city with winding cobbled streets and a prominent peninsula crowned with the dramatic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site. – one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe and now home to Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s world-class exhibition experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Paid public parking nearby
Parking garage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
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Wardrobe / closet
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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helenwane53 wrote a review 16 Nov
Stockport, United Kingdom83 contributions40 helpful votes
We travelled to Durham by train and got a taxi to Farnley Towers which is a short drive from the Station. On arriving at Farnley Towers we received a very warm greeted by Sue who checked us in and showed us to our room. We were asked what time we would like breakfast and also booked in to the on site Indian restaurant and bar. Our room was very spacious , well equipped , warm, o for table and with a view out towards the centre of Durham. Breakfast the next day was varied and delicious, catering for all tastes . The restaurant had a lovely view over the garden. Whilst staying at Farnley Towers we celebrated our Wedding Anniversary. On return from a day out exploring Durham we were greeted by the hotel’s manager Annette and when we entered our room we received a lovely surprise of Prosecco, Chocolates and a greeting card from all the staff of Far key Towers. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday at a very friendly hotel and a building with character. Thank you Farnley Towers.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Lynn wrote a review Oct 2021
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Arrived to have to wait ten minutes at reception as bell at reception wasn’t working and continued not to work throughout visit. Room was tired and we were given two hand towels and then smaller hand towels as towel set for both guests. Room wasn’t made up for second night. Beds not that comfortable. Have stayed in better three star accommodation.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
jeshudd07 wrote a review Oct 2021
20 contributions13 helpful votes
Friendly staff. Clean and tidy and modernised. Quite a climb to hotel from centre. Room had low ceilings (top floor ) and consequently lots of banging of heads. Not ideal for anyone over 5ft. Variety of breakfasts offered although not to my taste but there was enough on offer to satisfy the most choosy.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
harlech51 wrote a review Sep 2021
Leeds58 contributions77 helpful votes
We arrived to a warm friendly welcome by the staff of the Tower. The room was large and the bed comfortable. The bathroom was nicely decorated. There was an issue with a lack of hot water but the staff explained that they were trying very hard to get an engineer out, sadly they were not able to do so. Even though it was a bit of a problem to us my sympathy was with the hotel as they had several sets of guests to explain the problem to. We just got on with it, had a wash and went to enjoy the delights of the restaurant and the cocktail hour. We sat outside initially for our drinks but then went to a nice table to enjoy the fabulous food. The staff, as with the hotel were attentive, friendly and made our evening memorable. Breakfast in the hotel was well presented and very nice. Service was pleasant and we did share some humour with the waitress. One minor criticism is that the tea cups are bigger than the teapot. The waitress topped our teapot up with water but I am sure that the couple of minutes it took to do would be better spent dealing with a restaurant which was beginning to get busy with those arriving for breakfast and just provide bigger teapots. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. We emailed the hotel afterwards about the water problem and the reply was very sympathetic, apologetic and Annette (the manager) ensured that a satisfactory conclusion was the end result. Thanks to Farnley Tower for a memorable and enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
gillden2014 wrote a review Aug 2021
9 contributions4 helpful votes
Overnight stay chosen for easy walk to town, we received a very warm welcome from Annette (who also made us a much needed cup of coffee!) Altho' we weren't in the room she'd set aside for us, the one we had was perfectly fine for one night and the bonus of an ironing board and iron in the wardrobe!! Had a really nice meal next door and a very pleasant cocktail, waitresses were great and friendly. Breakfast was very good, lots of choice and other half had a very good cooked breakfast. Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Several ground floor rooms and rooms with walk - in showers are available
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US$94 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar
Which popular attractions are close to Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms Durham (1.0 km), Durham Cathedral (0.9 km), and Oriental Museum (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shaheens Indian, Turtle Bay Durham, and Cafedral Durham.
Are pets allowed at Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Durham Cathedral (0.9 km), Crook Hall & Gardens (1.4 km), and Durham Castle (0.9 km).
Does Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Farnley Tower Guesthouse with onsite Restaurant and Bar accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.